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Slipstream - July 2017

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

Tech Session: Growler

Tech Session: Growler Motor Labs By Nikolaus Klemmer, Region Tech Sessions Chair ’m happy to let our Maverick Region members know that I’ve begun the process of I scheduling tech sessions after an extended hiatus of these types of events. I’m still new to this Tech Session Chair role, but am making good progress with getting to know our sponsors and the tech needs of our members. The first session I’ve been able to schedule will be hosted at Growler Motor Labs (former Cobb Tuning). They are located at 1200 Placid Ave. #550, Plano, TX 75074. The session will be held on Thursday, July 27, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and the topic is Porsche Engine Tuning and Dyno Opportunities. So, this tech session will focus on what is involved with modern engine tuning and a practical demonstration of the obtained results. The session will run in two parallel tracks and attendees can observe the process for both. In one, the Growler staff will explain the process of engine tuning and will perform a live tune using the Cobb Accessport device.We are looking for an interested member to have this done on their car. This member will need the Accessport device (which can be purchased from Growler at a discount especially for this event), and the tune will be done as part of the event for free! In the other track, Growler will make their 4-wheel dyno available for member cars. Members should mention during sign-in that they want their cars dyno’ed. Depending on the number of cars wanting to have this done and the time restriction during the event, not all cars may be able to get a run. The final selection as to which cars get chosen lies with the host. I am told that the Macan (S/GTS/Turbo) models respond particularly well to the tune. Other cars that work with the Accessport are: • 981 Boxster, Caymans & 991 Carreras (need to confirm the GT4) • 987.2 Boxster, Cayman • 996 Turbo • 997.1 Turbo & GT2 & GT3/GT3RS • 997.2 Turbo & GT3/GT3RS • 991 Turbo & GT2 To learn more about this tech session and register, visit our web site at http://mav.pca.org/go/Tech. 20 July

Porsche of the Month Selected by Bill Orr For instruction on how to submit your Porsche photos in the POTM contest go to: http://mav.pca.org/photos/POTM/ Porsche Macan, Cayman, Boxster & 911; “Sunset in the Neighborhood”; Photo by Michael Durovick MAY TRIVIA It’s Easy to Play! Play here for fun and find the answers below OR Play for prizes on the web at http://mav.pca.org. Thanks to Jerry DeFeo for putting this together. The Winner for this month is TOM MARTIN getting all 5 of 5 Correct. Congratulations Tom. Thanks to all that played this month, and we will see you next month. Tom, please contact Kirk at Zim’s to claim your $25 Gift Certificate. Thanks to all for playing! 1. The first start for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans resulted in a win. A 356SL won the 1100cc class in ______. a. 1949 b. 1950 c. 1951 d. 1952 Source: 2/2014 Christophorus-366, p 23 2. The first Le Mans race was run in 1923, and Porsche holds the record for the most cars of a single marque to have raced there. At the time of this article that number was ________. a. 479 b. 606 c. 812 d. 952 Source: 2/2014 Christophorus-366, p 23 3. What was the very last year for the famous Le Mans-style start, in which the drivers ran across the track, jumped into their cars, started their engines, and began the race? a. 1969 b. 1970 c. 1971 d. 1972 Source: 2/2014 Christophorus-366, p 23 4. After that, they went to a standing start for ________ years before switching to the flying start. a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 Source: 2/2014 Christophorus-366, p 23 5. Due to adding a few chicanes over the years, the record of 156.47 mph may stand forever as the fastest average speed. It was set by a Porsche 962C factory car in ______. a. 1985 b. 1986 c. 1989 d. 1991 Source: 2/2014 Christophorus-366, p 22 Answers: 1) c 2) c 3) a 4) a 5) a 21

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